I cast on the first pair last spring at a quilt retreat, when my friend R. told me she’d teach me to knit socks on two circular needles.
So $40 later, all set up with two pairs of new Addi circulars, I was on my way, taking baby steps. I remember asking R. about some point of technique and was told, “You’ll figure it out”. Truth be told, she had never actually made socks on two circulars herself.
Socks on circulars was an....adventure. At one point, I was on a plane and discovered I had no idea what to do with the circular needles once the heel was turned. I had to contact my “teacher”, who had no clue either. She contacted our LYS, who emailed me the directions.
(Big shoutout to Jenny at Knitch…)
Another friend accidentally took these socks-in-progress home with her from a retreat in the fall and I was without them for a couple months. In the interim I started another pair, using my new favorite yarn, Crazy Zauberball.
When I got the Addi socks back, I had decided that socks on double circular needles are not for me. I can always tell when a project is going the wrong way when I think up excuses NOT to work on it. So the Addi socks sat for awhile while the Crazy Zauberball ones progressed.
Once the Zauberball socks were done, I turned back to the Addi ones, transferred them back to double point needles and …ahhhh.
I guess I am just a double-point-needles-socks person.
The contrast between the two yarns is like night and day. I have two more balls of Crazy Zauberball waiting in the wings, but I can tell you I will NEVER knit another sock with Happy Feet yarn. Actually, the Happy Feet yarn might have knit up better with #2 needles. Anyone have any better experiences with Happy Feet? (I still have trouble distinguishing subtleties in yarns.)
And so we learn.
Hoping I can figure out something else to do with those pricey size 1 Addi Turbos. And of course before I figured out that I didn’t like the double circulars, I had spent $40 on two size 2 circulars too.
Someone, please slap me.
Pattern: Alternating 2 X 2 Rib—Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Happy Feet by Plymouth, color 17
Needles: US #1 circulars AND double points (changed horses in mid-stream)
Pattern : Garter Rib—Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Yarn: Crazy Zauberball, Color 1702
Needles US #1 double points